The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 19 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 52 112 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.71% 7.43% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.03% 7.75% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 16
Median daily rate £428 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £321 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Edinburgh

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 38 (30.65%) Finance
2 24 (19.35%) Banking
3 23 (18.55%) Data Centre
4 22 (17.74%) Law
4 22 (17.74%) SQL
5 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.29%) Information Security
7 13 (10.48%) Windows
7 13 (10.48%) SIEM
8 12 (9.68%) F5
8 12 (9.68%) Java
8 12 (9.68%) Cisco
8 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 11 (8.87%) DNS
10 10 (8.06%) Linux
10 10 (8.06%) Oracle
10 10 (8.06%) CheckPoint
10 10 (8.06%) Intel Security
10 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
11 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.26%) CSS
11 9 (7.26%) RDBMS
12 8 (6.45%) Wealth Management
12 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
12 8 (6.45%) CISSP
12 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
12 8 (6.45%) Migration
12 8 (6.45%) Change Management
12 8 (6.45%) Risk Management

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.23%) CMS
1 4 (3.23%) JBoss
2 3 (2.42%) Joomla!
2 3 (2.42%) SAS
2 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
3 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.65%) MS Office
2 7 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Maximo
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.81%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.81%) Boomi
2 1 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.81%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) DNS
2 8 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (5.65%) Network Security
4 6 (4.84%) BIG-IP
4 6 (4.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (4.03%) DHCP
6 4 (3.23%) Firewall
7 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.61%) LAN
7 2 (1.61%) WAN
7 2 (1.61%) WLAN
8 1 (0.81%) FTP
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
8 1 (0.81%) MPLS
8 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.81%) SSL
8 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.81%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) RDBMS
1 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.23%) DB2
3 3 (2.42%) Big Data
3 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.61%) Looker
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) GIS
5 1 (0.81%) Impala
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.81%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.81%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (0.81%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.61%) Log4j
1 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.81%) Gradle
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
2 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 38 (30.65%) Finance
2 24 (19.35%) Banking
3 22 (17.74%) Law
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 3 (2.42%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) CSS
2 7 (5.65%) HTML
3 5 (4.03%) Sass
3 5 (4.03%) Web Services
3 5 (4.03%) XML
4 4 (3.23%) Java EE
5 2 (1.61%) .NET
5 2 (1.61%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.61%) JMS
5 2 (1.61%) jQuery
5 2 (1.61%) JSP
5 2 (1.61%) Middleware
5 2 (1.61%) RESTful
5 2 (1.61%) Spring
6 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.81%) J2EE
6 1 (0.81%) React
6 1 (0.81%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.45%) User Experience
4 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.23%) Fintech
4 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) CESG
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) iSeries
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.48%) Windows
2 10 (8.06%) Linux
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.42%) Unix
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
6 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.29%) Information Security
3 13 (10.48%) SIEM
4 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.45%) Change Management
5 8 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 8 (6.45%) Migration
5 8 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 8 (6.45%) Wealth Management
6 7 (5.65%) Analytics
6 7 (5.65%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.84%) Cryptography
7 6 (4.84%) DevOps
7 6 (4.84%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (4.03%) Information Assurance
8 5 (4.03%) Scrum
8 5 (4.03%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) SQL
2 12 (9.68%) Java
3 6 (4.84%) Perl
4 5 (4.03%) Python
5 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.23%) VBA
6 3 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.81%) ES6
7 1 (0.81%) JCL
7 1 (0.81%) Korn
7 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) CISSP
1 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) CEH
2 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) CREST Certified
3 6 (4.84%) Degree
3 6 (4.84%) GIAC
4 5 (4.03%) SANS
5 3 (2.42%) CISM
6 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.81%) VCAP
6 1 (0.81%) VCP6
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) ISO27005
3 1 (0.81%) MiFID
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.61%) XenApp
3 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.81%) Ansible
2 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.81%) QRadar
2 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
2 1 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (9.68%) Cisco
1 12 (9.68%) F5
1 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.06%) CheckPoint
2 10 (8.06%) Intel Security
2 10 (8.06%) Oracle
3 7 (5.65%) Blue Coat
4 5 (4.03%) SAP
5 4 (3.23%) IBM
5 4 (3.23%) VMware
6 3 (2.42%) Citrix
6 3 (2.42%) Fortinet
6 3 (2.42%) Misys
6 3 (2.42%) Splunk
6 3 (2.42%) Tableau
6 3 (2.42%) Teradata
7 2 (1.61%) Cognos
7 2 (1.61%) Google
7 2 (1.61%) Informatica
7 2 (1.61%) Vermilion
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago